Project duration: 01 January 2018 until 31 May 2022
The ageing of the EU population is a long-term trend that poses many challenges at EU and national level. EU recommendations stress the importance of family and community in the ageing process, emphasizing Primary Health Care (PHC), frailty prevention, early detection, and diagnosis. To face these challenges, numerous WHO reports underline the need of implementing new healthcare models centred on PHC, i.e. a first contact, accessible, continued, comprehensive and coordinated care providing a gateway between the community and the health systems. Family and Community Nurses (FCN) are also identified as key-actors in the new PHC model.
Currently, no standardized Professional Profile (PP) for FCN has been defined at EU level taking into account WHO and EU recommendations. The ENhANCE project aims to address the unique mismatch between the skills currently offered by Primary Health Care (PHC) and those required by both public health facilities and private care providers when applying innovative healthcare models centred on PHC.
Starting from existing research evidence and results of ongoing EU Projects, a Professional Profile (PP) for FCN will be defined, as the EU benchmark for VET of FCN. The competence-based PP will be the baseline for the definition of a European, innovative, learning outcome-oriented modular VET Curriculum for FCN.
What is the target group of the project?
- Nurses working in primary care
- Patients and their relatives
- Vocational training providers
- Public and private health care organisations/institutions
- Vocational teachers and trainers in the field of nursing
- Professional associations